India is home to some of the most amazing films you’ve never seen. And, of course, some of the most beautiful actresses to ever grace the silver screen.
While Bollywood is great, we think many of these stars need to make the jump to Hollywood. Here are 10 beautiful Indian actresses worthy of Hollywood.
Priyanka Chopra is one of the ladies on this list that you are likeliest to recognize. This is because she won the Miss World pageant back in 2000. While the entire planet recognized her beauty, her future would go far beyond modeling.
She showed us what she had in The Hero: Love Story of a Spy. Before too long, she had racked up five Filmfare Awards, two People’s Choice Awards, and more accolades than most actresses will see in a lifetime.
She was named one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in 2016. She may as well start influencing Hollywood while she’s at it.
Tamannaah Bhatia is more than just another beautiful actress. Thanks to her various product endorsements, she is a famous face throughout all of India!
She wowed us all at the age of 15 when she starred in Chand Sa Roshan Chehra. That same year, she popped up in the movie Sri and the song “Lafzon Main.”
Tamannaah kept this pace up, starring in over 50 films. She went on to become the first Indian actress to be nominated for Best Supporting Actress at the Saturn Awards, for 2015’s Bahubali: The Beginning.
Some actors take a while to really establish their careers. However, that was not the case with Ileana D’Cruz.
In her first year of acting, she starred in the movie Devadasu, which netted her the South India Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut. She went on to become a queen of the Telugu movie crowd thanks to awesome roles in Jalsa, Kick, Pokiri, and more.
Combined with her Hindi films like Barfi! and Raid and she is an international sensation that Hollywood would be lucky to have.
“Rao” is actually the name of Superman’s god. And in our eyes, Amrita Rao is an Indian goddess!
She started earning awards almost right out of the gate. This included a Stardust Best Actress Award for Welcome to Sajjanpur and a Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award for Main Hoo Na.
Rao has the kind of face that could launch a thousand ships. And she could definitely launch a Hollywood blockbuster franchise (maybe two or three).
Many of the actresses on this list would consider Hollywood a major step up. But considering she is India’s highest-paid actress, that may not be the case for Deepika Padukone!
She was successful in both sports and modeling, but knew that she could shine even brighter in film. It wasn’t long before she made that happen with the 2006 movie Aishwarya.
Padukone continued to impress in just about every genre for the next 13 years. In 2019, she took her career to the next level by creating the production company KA Entertainment. It looks like she will continue redefining Indian cinema for the foreseeable future!
Like many beautiful actresses, Chitrangada Singh first started out as a model. But she was destined for a career on the silver screen.
After dazzling in the Sunset Point music video, she made her cinematic premiere in Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi. Over the next decade or so, she impressed international audiences with roles in films like Desi Boyz.
She also endorses as many brands as any American film star, including Airtrl and Puma. We think she’d fit right in with the Hollywood stars.
Back in college, Freida Pinto studied things like economics, psychology, and English literature. And she ended up using a little bit of each skill in order to become an international celebrity!
Born and raised in Mumbai, Freida started as a model before successfully breaking into Hollywood with the hit films Slum Dog Millionaire and Rise of the Planet of the Apes.
In Indian cinema, she is primarily known for Love Sonia. While her native country sometimes criticizes American performances, Hollywood needs more Freida.
Sonam Kapoor is another Indian actress who already has international recognition. This comes from her frequent appearances in Forbes India’s Celebrity 100 list as well as her National Film Award for Neerja.
She made a reputation with roles in cheeky films like Hate Love Storys and serious romances like Prem Ratan Dhan Payo.
Kapoor is also an activist for causes like LGBT equality. We think someone who is a hero both on and off the screen should be a Hollywood star!
All of the lovely ladies on this list are amazing actresses. However, Riya Sen is acting royalty: her sister, mother, and grandmother are all well-known actors!
Of course, that doesn’t keep her from standing out. From her child role in Vishkanya to adult roles in musical masterpieces like Jhankaar Beats, she always leaves an impression.
While her latest major roles have been web series, we think her career is ready for a Hollywood makeover.
Diana Penty is a beautiful actress who became famous twice over. We all fell in love with her back in 2005 when she started modeling. Then, she began winning us over with a string of hit films!
It all started with the 2012 movie Cocktail. Chopra received a nomination for Best Female Debut by Filmfare. And her star just kept rising from here.
Her comedy Happy Bhag Jayegi was a box office hit. She ended up representing such well-known brands as Nokia and TRESemmé. She’s already an international darling: let’s make her a Hollywood heroine!